Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 2
Rated 4 out of 5 by Mark51 Great value for the $.
These are probably the best low-top MTB shoes for the $. The sole is firm but not entirely rigid so you can walk in them but they also increase pedaling efficiency while riding. They are a bit narrow though which can result in occasional toe numbness on longer rides. I'm a US 8.5 which translates to a 42 EUR and only use wool MTB specific socks when riding; regular socks are just too thick. Check web-based US to EUR size convertors prior to purchasing to ensure the right fit. They're good-looking and really just resemble high-quality hikers more than bike-specific shoes. Dick's pricing is also much more competitive than REI & several other online suppliers. Very satisfied with this purchase!
June 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ecclectic Professor Good shoes for regular biking
I am an avid recreational cyclist, but I don't have a bike that I want to spend hundreds of dollars on upgrading to clipless pedals and expensive shoes--not to mention making the bike harder to ride in normal circumstances like commuting. For years I used toe clips and normal athletic shoes. I am glad I made the shift. After reading a lot of reviews, I gambled on this the Shimano MT33's as a good solution. These are the lowest priced, highest reviewed shoes I could find, and I concur in that assessment. Advice: For those who cycle regularly but don't want to commit to the clipless system, mountain bike shoes with old-school toe clips are a good alternative. These shoes are a comfortable fit (see note on sizing below) all around. The soles are good and stiff; I noticed an increase in cycling speed right away and the ability to maintain speed when going uphill. Without my foot flexing, more power is transferred to the pedal. Other users have said that the shoe runs a little small. I wear a 9.5 and that equates to a 42 metric. I upsized to a 44 after considering the 43. I like more toe space, so I think the 44 works out fine. But if you light a tighter fit, take this into consideration. You can walk around in these for a while, but I don't recommend that you replace walking/athletic shoes with these.
October 10, 2012